Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 11/14/11
Maybe that will satisfy those who claimed Thursday's win didn't really count. Then again, Calgary will almost certainly be long gone when the shiny things are handed out in the spring. But it's still better than Columbus. The Hawks pretty much cruised to victory Sunday night. They weren't spectacular. Games on the backend of a a back-to-back rarely are. But they were solid, rarely needing Ray Emery to bail them out after a brief hiccup in the 1st. When he needed to, he did. Olli Jokinen's goal late in the 3rd made it interesting long enough to finish a beer, but the Hawks immediately responded when Viktor Stalberg drove hard to the net, making Marian Hossa's job of getting him the puck that much easier. Game over, two wins in a row, and one more home game before a pretty definitive road trip. Thoughts: -Hey, the power play scored again, might want to call the Hall of Records. And who knew that shots from the point would bring rewards? Oh right, everyone. The one power play the Hawks...
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